International Roma Day on April 8 is not just about celebrating Roma culture, it also highlights the persecution and discrimination that Roma people face in all areas of life. DW looks at the past and present struggles of the Sinti and Roma.
Quds Day protests have begun in Berlin and elsewhere in Germany. The annual event calls for demonstrations against Israel's occupation of Jerusalem.
German Greens MP Volker Beck heads the German-Israeli parliamentary group in the Bundestag. In an interview with DW, he said he condemns Quds Day because it denies Israel's right to exist.
French President Francois Hollande has said that nobody survived the Air Algerie plane crash in Mali. He said rescue staff had recovered one of the plane's 'black box' flight recorders.
Despite significant protests, Germany's SWR broadcaster will fuse its two in-house orchestras - including one known as a bastion of contemporary music performance. Thoughtless destruction or an understandable proposal?